A 2021 study published in Science magazine found that biodiversity of over 50% of the world’s rivers has been seriously impacted by dams and the introduction of non-native fish species.
Currently, the St. Johns River Water Management District is collecting feedback from local community members and stakeholders regarding the Kirkpatrick Dam and Rodman Reservoir, with a focus on interests surrounding the dam’s environmental and economic impact. The form will be open until end of day Oct. 22.
Click this link to open the survey: https://floridaswater.formstack.com/forms/rodman
- Invasive blue tilapia now make up 86% of fish at Silver Springs in Marion County, Danielle Johnson, Ocala Star-Banner
- Human impacts on global freshwater fish biodiversity, Science • 19 Feb 2021 • Vol 371, Issue 6531 • pp. 835-838
- Blue Tilapia FWC https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/freshwater/blue-tilapia/
- St. Johns Riverkeeper Action Alert https://www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org/urgent-action-alert-for-the-ocklawaha/
Source: UF/IFAS Pest Alert